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Apr 12, 2001

Apple is currently running a new Apple Watch promotion that's ideal for anyone who is considering trading in an older Apple Watch model to purchase a new model.

Apple is offering up to $100 on the Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Series 3 models, which is a higher trade-in amount than Apple normally offers for those devices.


Prior to when the promotion kicked off, Apple was offering up to $60 for an Apple Watch Series 2 model and up to $70 for an Apple Watch Series 3 model. The new promo provides an extra $30 to $40.


Apple is offering boosted trade-in prices as part of Heart Month, which takes place in February. Apple's Apple Watch page advertises the sale, which drops the price of an entry-level 40mm Series 5 watch to $299.


We tested the purchase process with a new 38mm Apple Watch Series 5 trading in a Series 3. Apple offered $100 for the trade-in, which is provided in the form of a refund to the purchase price after the old Apple Watch is shipped in.


Getting the maximum trade-in value for a Series 2 or Series 3 device requires the Apple Watch to be in good, working condition. Apple also offers $100 back for a Series 4 trade-in or $30 for a Series 1 trade-in.

Article Link: New Apple Watch Trade-In Promo Offers Up to $100 for Series 2 and Series 3 Models


macrumors 68040
Oct 19, 2010
Buffalo, NY
Anyone else still rocking a series0? Mine is still going strong, though it’s missing many new features due to the lack of updates. Battery has held up well after many years of daily use.

Anyone else still riding a horse and buggy? It rides fine and gets me where I'm going. I'm saving on gasoline, while all you losers rely on big oil.


macrumors 6502
Jan 29, 2018
Amazon is currently selling the Series 5 44mm for $385. Trading in my Series 2 for $100 doesn't really make sense since Apple are charging $429 for the Series 5.
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macrumors 65816
Apr 24, 2010
Rock Ridge, California
I wonder if you can do the trade-in at the Apple retail store rather than having to ship the older watch in?
When I do the trade in process, I see this familiar sign.
Thanks for confirming. You've got $100 in trade-in value.

Here’s what’s next.

Complete your purchase. Then we’ll send you a trade-in kit for your old device. Once it’s been received and verified, we’ll credit your payment method.

Which is why I asked if Phobio is still involved.
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macrumors G3
May 25, 2004
a $100 for my S4 SS thanks...
I do have a series 3 black SS sitting in my drawer that was supposed to be for my brother but "didn't want it" ?‍♂️ can I trade it in and get a gift card to be used in September when series 6 comes out...


macrumors 68020
May 27, 2014
I want the 44 stainless.. but the price drops on these and resale value is so god awful.. it's hard to spend the money on an upgraded casing.
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macrumors 6502a
Aug 11, 2017
Getting closer every day!
Perhaps some material used in the AW 2 and up has jumped in price, so it's worth that much to salvage? Just trying to think why a AW 2 and AW 4 would both be $100.


macrumors 65816
Jun 1, 2010
Mud Island (Memphis), TN
Upgraded my better half and mother in law at Christmas to S4 LTE's.

Sold her S1 for $80 on eBay within 20 minutes, might have been priced to low but I thought that was about right.
Sold his S3 LTE for $175.
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macrumors 65816
Aug 6, 2008
St. Louis
It's nice knowing that I can buy a watch for $650 and then Apple can give me "UP TO" $100 to buy it back to re-sell to someone else.

It looks like the going price on Swappa for Stainless Steel is $250 for Series 3 and $340-$465 for Series 4. So if you're looking to sell, you may want to check there, instead of Apple.


macrumors 65816
Apr 3, 2013
I want the 44 stainless.. but the price drops on these and resale value is so god awful.. it's hard to spend the money on an upgraded casing.
wait for the yearly drop. got my ss 44mm AW$ for $400 during black friday. not sure if this year was a 1-off thing since apple stopped selling the AW4 entirely.
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